Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Crediton State Forest

What's special?

Picturesque creek scenery, lush rainforest remnants and grassy open eucalypt forest make Crediton State Forest worth a visit. Tall, stately rose gums more than a century old remain along The Loop Road. This is the northern limit of these beautiful trees.

The forest contains relics of gold mining exploration during the 1880s.

Exploring Crediton

Go for a scenic drive through the Cockies Creek area. Continue to Mia Mia State Forest.

Bush camp on peaceful grassy flats at The Diggings beside a permanent waterhole on the Broken River, or beside the seasonally dry Cockies, Raspberry or Timbilla Creeks. Obtain your permit to traverse and camping permit from the Mackay office beforehand. These campsites are best in winter when the creeks are still flowing. Summers can be hot.

Campers must be totally self-sufficient as no facilities are provided. Take drinking water. Creek flow is seasonal. Boil the creek water for five minutes before drinking. Collect firewood from the ground only. Chainsaw use is not permitted. Preferably take a fuel stove. Carefully extinguish any fires when you leave your campsite.

Visit nearby Eungella National Park.

Getting there

Crediton is west of Eungella township. High-clearance conventional vehicles can reach The Diggings, along a rough gravel road 25km from Eungella. The Cockies Creek drive is four-wheel-drive only. Roads may be closed in wet weather or high fire-danger periods. Mia Mia State Forest is 38km from Cockies Creek.

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